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  • Ukraine issues arrest warrant for missing leader

    02/24/2014 11:29:09 AM PST · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 2/24/14 | Maria Danilova and Yuras Karmanau-AP
    SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s acting government issued an arrest warrant Monday for President Viktor Yanukovych, accusing him of mass crimes against the protesters who stood up for months against his rule. Russia sharply questioned its authority, calling it an “armed mutiny.” Yanukovych himself has reportedly fled to the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, a pro-Russian area in Ukraine. Calls are mounting in Ukraine to put Yanukovych on trial, after a tumultuous presidency in which he amassed powers, enriched his allies and family and cracked down on protesters.
  • Ukraine crisis: Opposition asserts authority in Kiev

    02/22/2014 8:20:53 AM PST · by freeandfreezing · 11 replies
    BBC News Europe ^ | 2/22/14 | Multiple Authors
    MPs have replace the parliamentary speaker and attorney general, appointed a new pro-opposition interior minister and voted to free jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko. Police appear to have abandoned their posts across the capital. Protesters in Kiev have walked unchallenged into the president's official and residential buildings. <...> In a statement, the interior ministry said the police force was "at the service of the people and completely shares its aspirations for rapid changes".
  • Ukraine Parliament Moves Swiftly to Dismantle President’s Government

    02/23/2014 10:39:13 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 103 replies
    NYT ^ | FEB. 23, 2014 | By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
    KIEV, Ukraine — A day after President Viktor F. Yanukovych fled the Ukrainian capital and was removed from power by a unanimous vote in Parliament, lawmakers moved swiftly on Sunday to dismantle the remaining vestiges of his government by firing top cabinet members, including the foreign minister. With Parliament, led by the speaker, Oleksandr V. Turchynov, firmly in control of the federal government — if not yet the country as a whole — lawmakers began an emergency session on Sunday by adopting a law restoring state ownership of Mr. Yanukovych’s opulent presidential palace, which he had privatized. Parliament voted to...
  • Parliament impeaches Yanukovych, even as he defiantly promises not to resign or leave Ukraine

    02/22/2014 4:18:15 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 78 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | 2/22/2014 | Kyiv Post
    Parliament on Feb. 22 voted overwhelmingly to impeach embattled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Lawmakers applauded as the votes came in - 328 in all - to oust the president. Following the vote, parliamentarian stood and sang the national anthem. Parliament on Feb. 22 voted overwhelmingly to impeach embattled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Lawmakers applauded as the votes came in - 328 in all - to oust the president. Following the vote, parliamentarian stood and sang the national anthem. Rumors swirled earlier in the day that he had resigned, but in a pre-recorded video interview, the defiant president said: “I am...
  • With reports that Yanukovych has fled Ukraine, parliament seeks to take charge today (live updates)

    02/22/2014 3:02:14 AM PST · by Trapper6012 · 49 replies
    Kievpost ^ | Feb. 22, 2014, 12:30 p.m. | Kyiv | Kyiv — by Kyiv Post
    Ukraine's parliament is seeking to take charge, appoint new leaders and schedule a new presidential election by May.
  • Leaders in east Ukraine vote to take control of their areas

    02/22/2014 7:43:34 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 75 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | February 22, 2014
    KIEV (Reuters) - Leaders of mainly Russian-speaking regions of eastern Ukraine that are loyal to President Viktor Yanukovich challenged the legitimacy of the national parliament on Saturday and said they were taking control of their territories. The move appeared to increase the possibility of a split in the sprawling former Soviet republic of 46 million, despite denials by the leaders that this was their intention. The Kiev parliament has passed a series of measures that would reduce the president's powers and pave the way to the formation of a national unity government and early presidential elections. Mikhaylo Dobkin, Governor of...